Stay by Allie Larkin

Author: Allie Larkin

Genre: Fiction

About: It’s the funny yet poignant story of Savannah (Van) who has experienced some great loss in her life.  She grew up without a father, her mother died a few years ago, and her best friend just married the guy Van loved. Distraught after the wedding she has a pity party for one that involves Kool-Aid and vodka, a Rin Tin Tin marathon and her computer – resulting in a purchase she barely remembers.

Thoughts: I liked most of the characters in Allie Larkin’s charming debut novel but especially Joe, the pity party purchase (and star of the book cover).  Because of Joe, Van meets Alex, a veterinarian who is also a nice guy with a great smile.  Van starts to see new possibilities in her life (thanks in part to Joe and Alex).  She begins to more clearly understand some of the events in her past.  The end result is a satisfying story that had me smiling as I turned the last page.

Source: Library

Why I Chose: Bloggers I trust gave it good reviews.

Recommend? Yes, especially if you’re in the mood for some entertaining chick lit.

Rating: 4/5 stars

14 thoughts on “Stay by Allie Larkin

  1. First off, love the cover. Second, hurray for anyone throwing themselves a pity party (even if kool-aid and vodka sounds kind of gross). This sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the recommendation.


  2. Awww! Who wouldn’t love that face on the cover. I believe this is one of those books I will wander away from my norm and read. Thanks for the cranium’s up.


  3. I recently purchased this book based on the cover. The dog is just so cute! Not to mention all the blogging love this book has received since its release.


  4. Hi throw a pity party for myself when I need a good one. I always invite people but they never want to come, I wonder why? At least my pets (3 small dogs and 2 cats) are always here to party with me.


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